Dillon Gabriel suffers injury on final play of UCF loss, had arm in sling
On the final play of the game, UCF tried a hook-and-ladder play. Gabriel got injured on the play and headed off on a cart. #UCF QB Dillon Gabriel is back up and walked off on his own power to the medical cart. Riding the cart to the locker room, Gabriel clearly in pain… looked to be grabbing his lower body, hip area. Not entirely sure though. — Jason Beede (@therealBeede) September 18, 2021 Gabriel was spotted with his left arm in a sling. There was some speculation that he injured his collarbone.
The Cincinnati Bearcats will travel to South Bend, Indiana, Saturday to face Notre Dame in a top-10 matchup that could have College Football Playoff implications.
The No. 7 Fighting Irish have appeared to right the ship after a couple of close calls against Florida State and Toledo. Notre Dame beat Wisconsin 41-13 in Chicago last week, but quarterback Jack Coan was injured in the third quarter and has split first-team reps with Drew Pyne this week in practice.
Cincinnati, ranked No. 8 in the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll, has had a much less stressful start to its 2021 season, winning with relative ease in each of its first three games. Heisman Trophy candidate Desmond Ridder leads a Bearcat offense that has scored at least 38 points in each game this year.
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Here's everything you need to know about Saturday's matchup between Cincinnati and Notre Dame:
What time does Cincinnati vs. Notre Dame start?
Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. ET from Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.
What TV channel is Cincinnati vs. Notre Dame on?
The game will be shown on NBC.
Analysis: Notre Dame looks mediocre at best, but the Irish keep winning and that's all that matters
The Fighting Irish have issues at quarterback and no discernable running game. But they're winning and that keeps them in the playoff conversation.Until a furious surge in the fourth quarter, the 41-13 win against Wisconsin was another underwhelming performance for a team that previously struggled to put away Florida State, Toledo and Purdue.
How can I live stream Cincinnati vs. Notre Dame?
The game will be streamed on Peacock or the NBC Sports app.
Cincinnati vs. Notre Dame betting odds
Cincinnati (-125) is a 1.5-point favorite over Notre Dame (+102) with the over/under at 50.5 points, according to Tipico Sportsbook.
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Jack Coan and Jonathan Doerer combine to push Notre Dame past Virginia Tech .
No. 14 Notre Dame had little choice but to flip quarterbacks Saturday, and then flip again, in a dramatic 32-29 win at Virginia Tech.Even for Brian Kelly, the Irish quarterback dynamics in Saturday’s 32-29 win at Virginia Tech may have reached a new level of absurd. Kelly benched his veteran starter after a dismal first quarter only for his promising freshman to backslide into the mistakes of youth before injury forced that veteran starter back into the fray. At that point, with Notre Dame trailing by eight points late in the fourth quarter, Jack Coan seemed to have the odds stacked against him.